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BitTorrent Sync

Discussion in '2015 Football Torrents' started by Clarity, Sep 6, 2015.

  1. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

    We're going to be trying something a little different this season. Some time ago BitTorrent came out with a clever bit of software called Sync. It allows what amounts to a private torrent network that allows you to download and sync files out of a shared (by all users) folder that is maintained by its admins.

    My intention is to put every single torrent we've had (at least all the ones I have) into this folder, which will have subfolders for each of the seasons. As 2015 progresses, the plan is that @BUCKDUBBS007 will make the completed game video available as a direct download to me, I will (in turn) pull it down and place it into the shared folder at which time it will be immediately available to all of you (and at 5-7 Megabits up, we should be able to get the party started faster). Just like with a normal torrent approach, as more people pull down and host the games, the faster downloads will be.

    That process is subject to change, BUCKDUBBS007 and myself will be the initial folder admins with write/edit/delete privs, everyone else will have read/sync privs -- we should be good to go.

    Here's the better news. Sync is available on virtually all platforms. What this means is you can pull a specific game down on to your phone, sync part or all of the folders and games on your PC or Mac, different games to your tablet -- whatever you want. If your device supports the format then you can watch games right on your phone...

    I will let Sync run on a dedicated box, there will be no more need to ask for seeders.

    Check it out, fire it up. I will post a QR Code and an alphanumeric key here tomorrow. All you have to do is either scan the QR or enter the key, and you're immediately part of the closed network. BitTorrent Sync doesn't have additional dependencies, you don't have to deal with third party torrent software, you don't have to go through third party trackers. Everything will be handled between members of our little network.

    Yes, lurkers, this will work for you too. It is not tied into our database, so people from other sites who only come here for the games will be able to partake (see, we're not so bad).
    jlb1705 and muffler dragon like this.
  2. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

  3. kingcal

    kingcal Newbie

    I downloaded the software and the folders show up, but it seems pretty empty. Just taking awhile to get them all set up?
  4. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

    Depends on your connection speed and the number of concurrent leechers. A little delay isn't unusual.
  5. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

    A note to all new to Sync. You have the option of syncing the entire folder, or you can just pick and choose individual games. Which is to say that you could have all the games on your PC, and then just pull one or two down as you please on your phone.

    It's not an all-or-nothing proposition, check the settings.
  6. AGBuckeye

    AGBuckeye Newbie

    Anyway to get the Va tech game? I have been avoiding the score? Im Jones'in bad! i have waited so long!!
  7. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

    My understanding from @BUCKDUBBS007 is that it's in final processing and that we may have it later this afternoon.

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